Welcome to GDS

Welcome to our community of learners, doers, and changemakers! We are so excited that your family will be a part of GDS’s rich historical legacy and bright future. There are many members of our community who are looking forward to helping you acclimate to GDS and prepare you and your child(ren) for the first day of school in September!

List of 3 items.

  • Get Ready for GDS

    Now that you have enrolled, you will start to receive information via email regarding all that you and your child(ren) will need to know and do to prepare for your first year as Hoppers.

    Watch your email for communication from our principals and administrators regarding orientation sessions in May and late summer, standard paperwork, and class registrations and placement testing for incoming Middle School and High School students. These communications can also be found on the New Families board on MyGDS.
  • Welcoming Committees and Buddy Families

    During the month of April, you will be contacted by either a grade level welcoming committee or a "buddy" family who will serve as your main contact/s to answer any questions about your transition to GDS throughout the year. (Buddy families are assigned in grades with a small number of newly admitted students.) These current families will help introduce your family to other GDS community members through organized group gatherings over the spring and summer.

    All Georgetown Day School parents are automatically members of our Parent Service Association (PSA) and you will receive information and invitations to welcome events beginning with our ice cream socials on May 19. In the fall, there will be multiple events—some purely social; others informational/educational—that will deepen your connection to our school.

    Welcome!
  • MyGDS

    MyGDS is the online portal for GDS community members. MyGDS features tools such as:
    • School calendar
    • Online directory
    • School resources
    • Latest school news
    • Class pages
    • School forms
    Incoming families receive their MyGDS login details in April. Students in grade 5 and above receive their MyGDS logins during orientation.

Upcoming Events

List of 17 events.

  • Aug
    28

    9th Grade Orientation

    A great two days set-up to help all of our new 9th graders transition to the GDS high school.
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  • Aug
    29

    Orientation for New-to-GDS 10th, 11th, 12th Graders

  • Aug
    29

    New Family Orientation Grades 1-5

    Parents and students will engage in fun activities, explore the GDS campus, get to know their child's teacher, and meet other new students.
    Lower/Middle School
  • Sep
    3

    Pre-Kindergarten & (Group 1) New Kindergarten

    Pre-kindergarten & (Group 1) new kindergarten students and their parents are invited to visit their classrooms. Schedule to be posted in advance.
    Lower/Middle School
  • Sep
    3

    MS New Family & Student Orientation

    The purpose of the orientation is to provide students and families who are new to our community with useful information regarding our Middle School program.
    LMS Black Box
  • Sep
    3

    (Group 2) New Kindergarten

    Please join us for our (Group 2) new kindergarten Student Open House.
    Lower/Middle School
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  • Mar
    10

    Lower School Admitted Parent Reception

    We welcome newly admitted LS parents to the GDS community.
    Lower/Middle School: Black Box and Library
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  • Mar
    11

    High School Shadow Day for Admitted Students

    Newly admitted HS students are invited to spend a half-day shadowing a GDS High School student.
    High School
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  • Mar
    12

    Middle School Admitted Student & Family Reception

    We welcome newly admitted MS students and parents to the GDS community.
    Lower/Middle School: Black Box and Library
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  • Mar
    13

    High School Tour for Admitted Lower/Middle School Families

    We invite LS parents and MS parents and students to tour the High School with a student ambassador.
    High School
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  • Mar
    16

    High School Shadow Day for Admitted Students

    Newly admitted HS students are invited to spend a half-day shadowing a GDS HS student.
    High School
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  • Mar
    16

    High School Tour for Admitted Lower/Middle School Families

    We invite admitted LS parents and MS parents and students to tour the High School with a student ambassador.
    High School
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  • Mar
    17

    High School Admitted Student & Family Reception

    We welcome newly admitted HS students and parents to the GDS community.
    High School: Library
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  • Mar
    17

    High School Shadow Day for Admitted Students

    Newly admitted HS students are invited to spend a half-day shadowing a GDS HS student.
    High School
    Read More
  • May
    17

    New Families Welcome Reception: PK - 2nd Grades

    Families of current and newly admitted, rising pre-K-2nd grade students are invited for an ice cream social to welcome new families to GDS.
    Lower/Middle School
  • May
    17

    New Families Welcome Reception: 3rd - 8th Grades

    Families of current and newly admitted, rising 3rd-8th grade students are invited for an ice cream social to welcome new families to GDS.
    Lower/Middle School
  • May
    17

    New Families Welcome Reception: HS

    GDS High School “welcoming parents” invite current parents of rising 9th graders and parents of students newly admitted to the High School for a spring social.
    High School: Library
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LOWER/MIDDLE SCHOOL

4530 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington, DC 20007

HIGH SCHOOL

4200 Davenport Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016


Georgetown Day School is a coed, preK-12, non-sectarian private school in Washington, DC with small class sizes and a diverse school community. Our comprehensive, innovative curriculum includes hands-on learning, honors and AP classes, as well as advanced-level math and STEM courses. An education is not just college prep and SAT scores. GDS teachers focus on providing the best education for each child, from elementary grades through high school. The school performing arts program includes theater, dance, and music. The athletics program offers competitive sports for student athletes, including cross-country, track, soccer, lacrosse, and crew/rowing. With our strong commitment to financial aid, an independent school tuition is affordable.